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'No preferred candidate for manager' - Celtic issue 'facts' over Brendan Rodgers rumours

Celtic have said they have "no preferred candidate" as yet for their vacant manager's post.

It comes after reports Brendan Rodgers was "number one" to replace Ronny Deila at Parkhead.

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On Wednesday, Celtic issued a statement, it said: "Following some speculation regarding the appointment of a new Celtic manager, the facts are as follows:

"The club has been and will be speaking to a number of candidates and we will take our time to go through this process thoroughly and in the proper manner. There is no 'preferred' candidate.

"We will continue this process with the aim of identifying a new manager who we believe will deliver success to the club.

"Clearly we will not be able to provide daily updates on this issue. However, our supporters will be the first to know when a new manager has been appointed."

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